2020 Census: Shape your  future. START HERE

2020 Census: Shape your future. START HERE

Ensuring an accurate 2020 Census count of everyone living in the United States is very important because it will inform how billions of public dollars are distributed to support dozens of programs and services such as schools, roads, workforce development, housing, healthcare, among others. Many businesses also rely on accurate data available through the census for their own important decisions.

What is the 2020 census?

  • The U.S. Constitution calls on the federal government to conduct a basic count of all residents living in the country every 10 years. The next population count is this year (2020).
  • The census questionnaire is short (9 questions), takes an average of 10 minutes to complete, and only asks for basic information (e.g., age, sex, race, type of housing, etc.) from all people regularly sharing your address. It does not ask for sensitive information like social security numbers, immigration status or bank account information.

 

The census helps to improve Our County

Information from the 2020 Census will help to distribute billions of dollars in federal resources. Every year, California gets billions of dollars based on census information that helps pay for schools, roads, police, fire, health care and many more services. An undercount would jeopardize our full share of these resources.

 

How can someone complete their questionnaire?

For the first time, residents can complete their forms online, but still have the option of responding by phone or mail. Go to census.lacounty.gov for more information and to complete your questionnaire starting in March 2020. If you don’t respond by the end of April, a census worker may visit your home.

 

What about confidentiality?

Title 13 of the federal law prohibits the Census Bureau from sharing individual census information with any person, organization or government body, including law enforcement. All census staff take a lifetime oath to protect personal information, with up to $250,000 in fines and/or up to 5 years of jail time for violations.

 

Encourage others

Once you complete your questionnaire, please encourage your family and friends to do the same.

 

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